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    Moving the family offshore

    How an expectant osprey couple got a housing upgrade.

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    The college tuition roller coaster

    Students are facing more unpredictable college costs.

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    Behind D.C.’s budget numbers

    The District appears to be in sound fiscal health.

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    Millennials: A GOP generation?

    To survive, the GOP has to attract younger voters.

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Law firm charges Fairfax $85,000 to write letter in John Geer police killing

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Senate reaches deal to move forward on trade bill

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D.C. taxi drivers sue D.C. over Uber legislation

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Memorial Day weekend travel mess: Road closures, Metro changes

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Happy Friday! And Metro delays for riders on Red Line.

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Alexandria chooses location for Potomac Yard Metro station

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Metro train service resumes around Stadium-Armory

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